The Paisano

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Paisano Poets

Ashley Ridoutt, Contributing Writer September 8, 2020

As a former, attention-seeking, young girl, I learned that intelligence induces a gold star, Impressive physical feats are followed with an ice cream swirl, And helping others prompted a prize...

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Paisano Poets

Leslie Hicks , UTSA History Professor and Paisano Alumna April 23, 2020

SAN ANTONIO Dear Dad – Thank you for teaching us how to live through Coronavirus / COVID-19 in 2020. You did not know in the 1970s that you were instructing us, oblivious Baby Boomers that we were. Some...

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Paisano Poets

Ana Cecilia Martinez, Copy Editing Coordinator February 19, 2020

shared color of blood They never forget to ask about the nationality of our grandparents. No importa si son negros, morenos o blancos. Our blood and roots do not change our humanity. Nuestra sangre...

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Paisano Poets

Joseph Torres, Managing Editor February 19, 2020

I’m done writing this I’m going to be fine I’m a millennial I’m outgoing with friends I’m shy in crowds I’m careful I’m careless I’m destructive at times I’m productive at times I’m...

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Some thoughts on suffering

Forrest Wilkinson October 9, 2019

Suffering: it is a natural part of life, interwoven into life’s fabric. It is unescapable, and yet how we perceive, act, speak and become in the wake of suffering is what defines us most. There is no...

single white rose

All of this when I wanted to keep white roses in your eyes

Josh Levario October 26, 2018

You always wanted me to fall in line like a soldier does and keep my mouth clean but I was always saloon mouthed and frequently kicked out with bourbon on my tongue. when I would return...

Black History Month: Week One

Black History Month: Week One

Kimiya Factory February 7, 2018

I am   here to change the narrative of a culture. To feed the cultural soul of the eyes that race along this black history column. Welcome to our story. the person with skin kissed by brown...

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